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November 29, 2003

Saturday, November 29, 2003, 12:09 PM

Rob @ 12:09 PM

A lot's been going on lately, and I've been neglecting this site - which may soon be relocated as I believe I've found the best place for it - so I'll ramble.

My job duties are changing, and I'm not sure I like the changes. I'm getting a resumé together.

Katrina is leaving for Texas sometime this coming week, to visit her dad.

I swung by the mall yesterday, in order to check out the infamous "Black Friday," meant to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The place wasn't all that busy, so I picked up a couple of things and visited some pals at work. Later, a Jehovah's Witness started testifying to me while I waited for a bus.

I seem to get approached by folks like this much more often as a Pagan than I ever did as the lapsed Catholic I used to be. I do respect folks with strong, positive beliefs they can get something out of, regardless of whether they match my own, but I do have a problem with the fact that so many faiths teach their dedicants to attempt to force their beliefs upon others, in order to "save" them.

I get a lot from my faith. I've been shown time and again how it's the best one for me. And one of my central beliefs is that all positive paths lead the same way. Check out Wiccan Principle #10; "Our only animosity towards Christianity, or toward any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have clamed to be "the only way" and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief."

That doesn't mean I really enjoy being told I'm wrong by someone I wouldn't do the same to.

Still, I remained polite, and we did end up having an interesting discussion. I think I may have cleared up a few of his misconceptions about Wicca, assuming he was actually listening.

As much as I go on, I do have my share of faith-related issues. One is the fact that my dad, who I have pretty much lost touch with, is an Anglican minister. I have yet to come out of the "broom closet" to him. I'm still wondering how that'll go over.

Music - PSF files from a few Final Fantasy games.

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